|Publisher:||Grand Central Pub|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2009|
|Number of Pages:||311|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.35|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.0 x 6.5 x 0.75|
James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls.
Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, as well as the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012 with his title I Funny: A Middle School Story and again in 2013 with his title's Middle School: Get Me Out of Here! and 12th of Never.
Patterson, here partnering with children's book author Charbonnet, diverges from his usual mix of blood, suspense, and terror with this captivating tale of a young woman and her soul mate. Though the characters are interesting and the dialog is realistic, it's rather a souffle of a story that could easily float off into obscurity were it not for the outstanding narration by Ellen Archer (www.ellenarcher.com)--who, in this reviewer's opinion, is one of best readers in the business. Highly recommended for all public libraries.
[Audio clip available through library.book son tape.com; the Little, Brown Ac, released in April, was an LJ Best Seller, a most-borrowed title from libraries nationwide.--Ed.] - Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA
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Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, a powerful Broadway producer, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany's. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He's perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can't stay forever, though. On Jane's ninth birthday he leaves, promising her that she'll soon forget him. Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets someone-a handsome, comforting, funny man. He's perfect. His name is Michael.
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